Fun Facts Friday: Moss Hart
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / October 24, 2014

Moss Hart (24 October, 1904 – 20 December, 1961) was an American theater directory, playwright and TV personality. Moss Hart was born in New York City to Jewish Immigrants. The Moss family lived in The Bronx. Hart was attached to his Aunt Kate who piqued his interest in theater. Hart got his directorial start in amateur theaters and summer resorts. Once in a Lifetime, a comedy about the arrival of sound in Hollywood, was Hart’s first Broadway hit. Hart’s play, You Can’t Take It With You, won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Hart was the host of an early television game show, Answer Yes or No, in 1950 Characters in Hart’s play, The Man Who Came To Dinner, are based on Alexander Woollcott (critic and friend), Noël Coward, Harpo Marx and Gertrude Lawrence. Hart won the Tony for Best Director in 1956 for My Fair Lady. Hart was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay of 1947’s Gentleman’s Agreement, 1952’s Hans Christian Andersen, and 1954’s A Star Is Born. Moss Hart was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1972, 11 years after his death. Zohar – Man of la Book Moss Hart was inducted into the…

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